Craig W. Drummond
2010 – Present, Drummond Law Firm
Represent individuals in case negotiation and at trial who have been injured from the fault or negligence of a person or entity. Cases include serious injury, wrongful death, product defect, and product defect. Represent individuals charged with a crime at all levels of criminal defense in Nevada State and Federal Courts, including white collar crimes, domestic violence and DUI cases.
Admitted to Practice Law:
- United States Supreme Court
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Nevada (State and Federal Courts)
- U.S. District Court of Nevada
- U.S. Military Courts, Article 27(b), UCMJ
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Counsel
Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
- Degree Conferred: Juris Doctor
- Competitor, Drake National Mock Trial Team
- Recipient, the Drake Law School Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts Award for Distinction in Appellate Advocacy
- Recipient, the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Robert J. Kromminga Award for Excellence in Client Representation and Advocacy for the Drake Criminal Defense Clinic
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
- Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Arts in English. Minors in Business and Military Science
- Top Senior of the Year Award
- Student Body Vice-President
- President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
FORMER Appointed Positions:
- Appointed, Special Prosecutor, State of Nevada. Appointed by the Las Vegas Justice Court and the Clark County District Court in the felony prosecution of an attorney where both the Clark County District Attorney and the Nevada Attorney General recused their offices from prosecution. Case No. C-20-350778.
- Appointed, Criminal Justice Act Counsel [CJA] – Nevada Southern District Federal Court
- Appointed, Clark County Nevada Indigent Defense Panel – Misdemeanor to Murder Representation
- Appointed by the Clark County Commissioners as a Hearing Officer/Judge for Las Vegas Police Fatality Shootings
- Appointed by the Department of the Army to serve as the Judge Advocate Deposition Officer for a deposition of a detainee being held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. The deposition involved the investigation and prosecution of U.S. military personnel for misconduct involving detainees and is believed to be the only unclassified deposition to have taken place at the highly secure detention facility. United States v. Corsetti
Author, “Saving Sandoval: A True Story” Wild Blue Press. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers in hardcover, trade-back, e-book, and audiobook. (July 25, 2017).
Special Reporter, “Don’t Mess with the Veterans’ Court System” Las Vegas Review Journal, (June 19, 2016).
Author, “Know Your Rights When Paying Security Deposit” The Fort Bliss Monitor, P. 32, (Aug. 25, 2005).
Author, “Power of Attorney Can Prove Useful During Deployments” The Fort Bliss Monitor, P. 42, (Aug. 4, 2005).
Author, Letter regarding the “Food and Medicine for the World Act” read by then Senator John Ashcroft: United States Senate Congressional Record, 106-1st Session (Oct. 13, 1999).
Notable Reported Cases:
- Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (Oct 5, 2017) (En Banc Reconsideration Denied April 27, 2018) [Trial and Appellate Counsel] [Commonly referred to as “Humphries II.” Humphries II is considered a precedent setting case requiring the trial court to analyze foreseeability in a negligent security case by analyzing notice or knowledge of prior incidents of similar acts on a case-by-case analysis. Humphries II requires the trial court to consider similar wrongful acts in terms of the location of the attack, level of violence, and implicated security concerns. In Humphries II, the Supreme Court held that the attack in that case was foreseeable and that the Defendant hotel owed a duty of care to the Plaintiffs.]
- Nevada v. Taylor, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 27 (Apr. 21, 2016) (cert. denied. Jan. 13. 2017) [Appellate Counsel for Nevada Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court]
- Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 129 Nev., Adv. Op. 85 (Nov. 7, 2013). [Trial and Appellate Counsel] [The Humphries case is considered a precedent setting case allowing an injured victim to sue a business directly for having negligent security when they are injured on their premises. Holds that the victim does not have to also sue the intentional tortfeasor, the attacker.]
- United States v. Bradley, 68 M.J. 556 (A.C.C.A. 2009) [Defense counsel at trial] [Precedent setting case of an issue raised at trial regarding the requirement for prosecutors to prove certain elements of drug offenses that are not specifically listed as controlled substances.]
- United States v. Goodwin, 20080463 (A.C.C.A. 2008) [Defense counsel at trial] [Clarifying an issue raised at trial regarding additional sentencing credit that must be applied when a Defendant is incarcerated by a separate jurisdiction for the same offense.]
- Nevada State Bar Association
- Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Nevada Justice Association
- Clark County Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
2005 – 2009, Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps, Active Duty.
Served in the positions of Trial Counsel representing the United States in military criminal cases, Trial Defense Counsel defending service members charged with crimes and finally as a Brigade Judge Advocate advising senior military leaders on legal cases and legal issues they encountered during their command, including serving as a Federal Ethics Counselor and advising on claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
2001 – 2004, First Lieutenant, Military Police Platoon Leader, Army National Guard.
Trained National Guard troops for both homeland and overseas deployment following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
2001, Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army Reserves, 4-Year ROTC Scholarship Cadet.
Recipient: Bronze Star Medal for “Exceptionally meritorious service and outstanding dedication to duty during combat operations in Iraq.” Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and other medals, citations and awards.